noun, plural mas·ti·ca·to·ries.
- masticatory force,
- masticatory system,
- mastiff bat,
Origin of masticatory
Examples from the Web for masticatory
A small quantity is taken by the Chinese ports, but whether as a masticatory or for tanning and dyeing I am not aware.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Masticatory: formed for chewing or grinding; applied to the mouth parts and to the grinding structures in the gizzard.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
As for myself, I had full work for my eyes, and postponed the exercise of my masticatory powers until another opportunity.
It is used as a masticatory in combination with the areca nut and betel leaf, and also for tanning purposes.
The eyes were probably stalked, the antennae and mandibles biramous and natatory, and both armed with masticatory processes.